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James and the Giant Peach

Music/Theatre, The Arts Meet the Laser, the Computer, the New Digital World

Freddie Gershon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Freddie Gershon

In January 2015, I read more about Steve Jobs and also the development of Bill Gates. I read an obituary about Charles Townes, the father of the laser (who died at age 99). I saw a fine film about Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the Enigma Code during World War II.

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

Joyful Noise: A Conversation With Mervyn Warren, Plus Chatting With Mark Wayne Glasmire and Julian Velard

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


James and The Giant Peach Meets Josephine Baker and Bernadette Peters...

Freddie Gershon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Education
Freddie Gershon

This past January at the Broadway JR. Festival in Atlanta, approximately 2,500 young people from grade schools with their teachers and adjudicators we...

Huffpost Readers' Picks: What Book From Childhood Can't You Forget? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

Most of us remember that time in our childhood when we picked up a book that we just couldn't put down. Our imaginations were such that it transported...

Don't Want The Titles Of Your Favorite Kids' Books Ruined? Don't Read These Variations!

Dan Wilbur | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

To celebrate Children's Book Week, Better Book Titles would like to save you time by summing up Children's classics. Now, you can avoid any awkward conversations with your child or failure to see the moral of the story by knowing the content of these books beforehand.

In Defense of Dead/Absent Parents in Children's Literature

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nathan Bransford

There has been some discussion in the book world lately about the prevalence of absent and/or dead parents in children's literature. In an interesting...

Top 10 Roald Dahl Books

The Guardian | Philip Ardagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Dahl was the master. When he died, I was working in a library. A child asked me: 'Who will write Roald Dahl books now he's dead?' Fortunately, his bo...

WATCH: From 'Witches' To Wonka, 7 Film Adaptations of Roald Dahl Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's Roald Dahl month bringing back incredible memories of having our minds opened by his imagination. Many of the books have been made into movies, a...